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Overview of Food Safety Economics

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Diogo Monjardino De Souza Monteiro


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The goal of this book is to introduce food scientists, policy analysts, academics, industry and non-governmental organization managers, and consumer groups to the principles and main applications of food safety economics. We focus on the economics of information, supply chain coordination, estimates of the burden of foodborne illness, and food policy. This chapter gives an overview of each section of the book and chapters therein. The first section of the book presents the main frameworks economists use to examine food safety private and public policy issues. The second part of the book discusses how economists measure and estimate the costs and burdens of food safety hazards. Then eight case studies, covering a range of applied food safety economics topics, comprise the third section. Some of the topics covered are economic incentives, food safety innovation, product testing, food hazards surveillance, antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens, political advocacy, public policy, and legal liability aspects of food safety. The last chapter of the book concludes and suggests future food safety policy and research challenges given the increasing global reach and complexity of food supply networks.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Souza Monteiro DM, Roberts T, Armbruster W, Jones D

Editor(s): Roberts T

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Food Safety Economics: Incentives for a Safer Food Supply

Year: 2019

Pages: 3-12

Print publication date: 08/01/2019

Online publication date: 22/12/2018

Acceptance date: 05/03/2018

Series Title: Food Microbiology and Food Safety

Publisher: Springer

Place Published: New York


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92138-9_1

Notes: This is the introductory chapter to the book.

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783319921372